The Library At Mid Valley
The Library Mid Valley Restaurant Review
Uninspiring seems to be an over used word when describing dining at The Library but it seems the only appropriate term to describe the majority of the dishes served to up to us
The positives of dining at The Library at Mid Valley were the Mushroom Soup that deserves a 5 star rating on its own and the excellent service that their courteous staff delivered to all their customers
Written by: Michael Joseph
The Library At Mid Valley
Date published: 16/11/2013
The Library Star Rating
The Library At Mid Valley,
Lot G(E) 001 & 002, Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra,
GPS Latitude - 3.117719 - GPS Longitude - 101.677501
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11.00am - 2.00am - Sat-Sun 11.00am - 3.00pm
Feeling hungry for dinner during a recent shopping trip to Mid Valley we decided to check out the al-fresco dining options and after scanning a few menus we decided to dine at The Library which is located at the end of a row of eateries on the Megamall's busy Boulevard.
The Library is part of an ever expanding chain of gastropubs with many other outlets in KL and throughout Malaysia.
They claim to specialise in live
entertainment and to be the
purveyors of a tantalizing
food menu that I wanted to
put to the test.
I was dining with my wife and young son and this is what we ordered:
Grilled Salmon - RM32.90
Grilled Chicken - RM18.90
Cheese Nachos - RM20.90
Chunky Mushroom Soup - RM11.90
Pot Of Jasmine Tea - RM9.00
Service Charge - RM10.20
The drinks came first with the Jasmine Tea in a small pot with two teabags, they also gave a small cup of honey which is a great combination with any green or jasmine tea.
The first food dish to arrive was the Chunky Mushroom Soup and at the first glimpse it was very uninspiring as it had already developed a skin across its surface.
However this proved to be a classic case of a food that tasted better than it looks because this mushroom soup was simply ambrosian in texture and taste.
This was a fairly thick mushroom soup that was not as chunky in its ingredients as its title would lead you to believe but, its texture was creamily smooth and it delivered a wonderful gustatory sensation across many layers of the gastronomical palate.
This took mushroom soup to another level and my wife thought this was the best mushroom soup she ever tasted, I tend to agree and would recommend people dine at the Library just to try this dish, it was that good.
Where the mushroom soup excelled the Cheese Nachos sadly did not live up to the same level of expectation.
These cheese nachos were just not cheesey enough with what looked like melted mozarella on them resulting in a taste I would equate to what should be a free bar snack rather than a tasty appetizer.
If nachos is your thing I would try Chillis Restaurant as they really know to serve this dish.
Next up was the Grilled Chicken with fresh vegetables and potato wedges.
The fresh vegetables were prepared exactly how I like
them with a crunchiness to them meaning the green
goodness had not been cooked out of them.
The potato wedges were pretty uninspiring and left me with the impression they came out of a freezer rather than using fresh potatos.
The grilled chicken was served with a fairly ordinary black pepper sauce and although it was very edible it did nothing to inspire me to lavish any notable praise to it.
The last dish was the Grilled Salmon that was also served with fresh vegetables but instead of wedges it had spaghetti to deliver its portion of carbohydrates.
This was not a the fish feast we were expecting as the salmon probably needed a few more minutes on the grill because the centre of the fish was still very soft and very pink.
Uninspiring seems to be an over used word when describing dining at The Library but it seems the only appropriate term to describe the majority of the dishes served to up to us.
The positives of dining at The Library were the mushroom soup that deserves a 5 star rating on its own and the excellent service that their courteous staff delivered to all their customers.
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